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Bug 153689 - cyradm fails to delete mailboxes (selinux/pam_selinux)
Summary: cyradm fails to delete mailboxes (selinux/pam_selinux)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cyrus-imapd
Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Petr Rockai
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-05 01:27 UTC by Rob Kearey
Modified: 2008-02-07 07:43 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-02-07 07:43:02 UTC

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Description Rob Kearey 2005-04-05 01:27:54 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1 Red Hat/1.0.1-1.4.3

Description of problem:
To delete a cyrus mailbox, the procedure is normally thus:

su - cyrus
connect localhost
dm foo/bar

However, under FC3 I recieve the following:

localhost.localdomain> lm
em (\HasNoChildren)                 user/feebz/Sent (\HasNoChildren)
feebz (\HasNoChildren)              user/feebz/Trash (\HasNoChildren)
robk (\HasNoChildren)               user/robk (\HasChildren)
user.em (\HasNoChildren)            user/robk/Drafts (\HasNoChildren)
user/em (\HasNoChildren)            user/robk/Junk (\HasNoChildren)
user/feebz (\HasChildren)           user/robk/Sent (\HasNoChildren)
user/feebz/Drafts (\HasNoChildren)  user/robk/Trash (\HasNoChildren)
localhost.localdomain> dm em
deletemailbox: Permission denied

Look at messages reveals:
Apr  5 11:19:58 pants su(pam_unix)[8468]: session opened for user cyrus by robk(uid=500)
Apr  5 11:19:58 pants su[8468]: Warning!  Could not relabel /dev/pts/0 with user_u:object_r:devpts_t, not relabeling.Operation not permitted
Apr  5 11:20:03 pants perl: No worthy mechs found
Apr  5 11:20:12 pants su(pam_unix)[8468]: session closed for user cyrus

Problem seems to be the same as 

Not sure if this is a selinux-policy targeted, cyrus-imapd or pam_selinux bug, please feel free to move as appropriate.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. su - cyrus
2. cyradm, dm foo
3. no soup for you

Actual Results:  Mailbox not removed, permission denied on cyradm console

Expected Results:  Mailbox manipulation should proceed as expected.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Brian Beaudoin 2005-06-21 04:19:00 UTC
The admin user never has delete privileges by default.  In order to delete a
mailbox, you must add "create" permission to the admin user (cyrus).

     sam user.<username> cyrus c
     dm user.<username>

It's in the documentation.

Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 22:01:44 UTC
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!

Comment 3 petrosyan 2008-02-07 07:43:02 UTC
Fedora Core 3 is not maintained anymore.

Setting status to "INSUFFICIENT_DATA". If you can reproduce this bug in the
current Fedora release, please reopen this bug and assign it to the
corresponding Fedora version.

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